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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources for the Greater Burlington Businesses and Community

The situation involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing rapidly day by day and information coming out at a staggering pace. We want you to know the Greater Burlington Partnership is here working on your behalf. We're working diligently to compile relevant information and resources to help you stay up-to-date. The Greater Burlington Partnership divisions of the Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Partners, Inc. and Economic Development are dedicated to helping support our businesses and community through this challenging time. As events change and new information becomes available this page will be updated to keep Greater Burlington Area Businesses and community members informed.

 

 

November 16, 2020

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new measures will be effective at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on December 10, 2020.

  • Masks required in indoor public space when unable to social distance for 15 minutes+.
  • Indoor social, community, business, and leisure gatherings or events limited to 15 people.
  • Outdoor gatherings limited to 30 people.
  • All organized youth and adult sports activities of any size are suspended. High school, collegiate, and professional sports are able to continue.
  • Restaurants, bars, bowling alleys, arcades, pool halls, bingo halls, and indoor playgrounds are required to close at 10 PM and cannot host private gatherings of more than 15 people.

Read the entire Press Release

 

Iowa Economic Development, Iowa Department of Public Health, and Iowa Workforce Development - Mitigating COVID-19 For Iowa Businesses and Organizations Document

The Iowa Economic Development, Iowa Department of Public Health, and Iowa Workforce Development have updated the Mitigating COVID-19 For Iowa Businesses and Organizations document as of 11/15/20.  This document gives business owners and organizations up-to-date information on what they can do to mitigate potential exposure in their business or facilities along with other pertinent information.

Read the Mitigating COVID-19 For Iowa Businesses and Organizations Document

 

November 11, 2020

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days. The proclamation imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new measures will be effective at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2020. To view a summary of enhanced mitigation measures, click here
 
The proclamation continues the requirements that those attending any social, community, recreational, leisure or sporting gathering must maintain six feet distancing from other groups. But it now also requires that those groups are limited to 8 people unless the entire group is from the same household. Additionally, all these gatherings that occur indoors with more than 25 people, or outdoors with more than 100 people, are prohibited unless all participants over 2 years old wear masks excepts when eating and drinking. In addition to these distancing and masking requirements, at an indoor youth sporting or recreational gathering, only two spectators are permitted for each youth athlete. 
 
Customers and employees are also now required to wear masks at salons, barbershops, massage therapy establishments, tattoo establishments, tanning facilities, and other establishments providing personal services.  
 
The proclamation also states “I continue to strongly encourage all Iowans two or older to wear a mask or other face covering when in public settings, especially in circumstances when it is not possible to remain six feet away from others outside their household, unless it is unsafe to do so because of health or disability.” 
 
Bars and restaurants continue to be required to ensure six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking; to ensure all patrons have a seat at a table or bar and consume alcohol or food while seated; and to limit congregating together closer than six feet. And a group seated together is now limited to 8 people unless the entire group is from the same household. 
 
Bowling alleys, pool halls, bingo halls, arcades, indoor playgrounds, and children’s play centers are now required to ensure that groups and individuals remain six feet apart at the establishment. And groups at those establishments must also be limited to 8 people unless the entire group is from the same household. 
 
In order to discourage any unnecessary gathering in workplace settings, the proclamation also orders all employers to evaluate whether any more of their employees can feasibly work remotely and to the extent reasonable, shall take steps to enable such employees to work from home. 
 
And the proclamation strongly encourages “all Iowans to consider how their choice to adhere to public health mitigation strategies impacts the spread of COVID-19 in their family and community. Specifically, I strongly encourage Iowans to consider avoiding events not adhering to social distancing and mask recommendations and thereby considered high risk including but not limited to weddings, funerals, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, holiday celebrations, conventions, indoor entertainment, spectator sports, private parties, tailgating, and vacationing.” 
 
Finally, the proclamation also again extends the suspension of weight limits for transportation of agricultural supplies and commodities on state highways from the fall harvest.  And it extends many of the previously issued regulatory relief measures necessary to respond to this public health disaster, including those related to healthcare, professional licensure, educational workforce, and expirations of driver’s licenses.   
  
The proclamation now remains in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2020. 

Read the entire Press Release

 

August 27, 2020

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration, ordering additional mitigation efforts

Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. 

The proclamation, effective at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020, orders all bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries, night clubs to close in six counties: Black Hawk, Dallas, Johnson, Linn, Polk, and Story county. They may continue to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off premises. Restaurants in these six counties are permitted to remain open, but must stop selling and serving alcoholic beverages after 10:00 p.m.

The proclamation also strongly encourages all Iowans two or older to wear a mask or other face covering when in public settings, especially in circumstances when it is not possible to remain six feet away from others outside their household, unless it is unsafe to do so because of health or disability.

These new public health measures remain in effect until September 20, 2020.  

Read the entire Press Release

 

August 19, 2020

IEDA, IDPH, & Iowa Workforce Development Mitigating COVID-19 For Iowa Businesses and Organizations FAQ

Iowa Economic Development, Iowa Department of Public Health, and Iowa Workforce Development have released a Mitigating COVID-19 For Iowa Businesses and Organizations FAQ to assist Iowan's with virus containment. Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iowa Economic Development Authority is gathering resources and information that may be of use to partners across Iowa. This document is just one of those resources.

Read the Mitigation COVID-19 For Iowa Businesses and Organizations FAQ

 

August 4, 2020

Volunteer Iowa, IEDA Launch Nonprofit Recovery Fund

Volunteer Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced today the launch of the Iowa Nonprofit Recovery Fund, an extension of the Iowa Small Business Relief Grant Program.

The program will provide short-term relief to nonprofit organizations that have seen reduced revenue and/or increased costs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible nonprofits may be awarded a grant of up to $25,000, based on income, expenses, outstanding obligations and other state and federal assistance received. The program has $10 million available, which was allocated through federal CARES Act funds.

Eligible nonprofits must be a 501 (c)(3), 501 (c)(6) or 501 (c)(19), be based in Iowa and have:

  • Experienced a documented, involuntary loss of revenue and/or increase in expenses that occurred after March 1, 2020, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency
  • An annual operating budget of more than $25,000
  • Twenty-five or fewer full-time equivalent employees
  • A primary mission to serve the program’s priority service populations

For More Information & How-To Apply

 

June 16, 2020

US Chamber of Commerce Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness

Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created by the CARES Act, loans may be forgiven if borrowers use the proceeds to maintain their payrolls and pay other specified expenses.
Congress recently changed the rules regarding loan forgiveness. The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration are responsible for updating the application form and instructions for loan forgiveness. You can find the most up-to-date information here.
PPP borrowers must apply for loan forgiveness with the lender that processed the loan. This guide is designed to help borrowers understand the process by which their loan forgiveness amount will be calculated and the overall approach of the loan forgiveness process.

Download the Guide

 

June 10, 2020

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation, effective at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020, continues to ease restrictions on businesses and extends other public measures until Thursday, June 25, 2020.  It still encourages all vulnerable Iowans, in all counties, to continue to limit their activities outside of the home.  

Read the entire Press Release

 

May 26, 2020

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency until June 25, 2020.

As previously announced, the proclamation permits bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries, and social and fraternal clubs may reopen on May 28 with the same public health measures as restaurants in place.

The proclamation also permits the reopening on June 1 of additional establishments, including outdoor performance venues, casinos, bowling alleys, amusement parks, skating rinks, skate parks, outdoor playgrounds.  

The proclamation again permits social, community, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people if public health measures are implemented, including limiting attendance to 50% of the venue capacity and maintaining six feet of distance between those attending. This also allows practices, games, and competitions for youth and adult baseball, softball, and individual sports such as running, biking, swimming, tennis, and golf to resume with appropriate public health measures in place.

And the proclamation extends regulatory relief to those affected by this public health emergency until June 25.

Read the entire Press Release

 

May 20, 2020

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation permits summer school activities, including baseball and softball, to resume on June 1.  And effective this Friday, May 22, Movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, museums, and wedding reception venues will be permitted to reopen with appropriate public health measures in place. Swimming pools will also be permitted to reopen for lap swimming and swimming lessons.

Governor Reynolds also announced that next Thursday, May 28, bars and other alcohol-related establishments that have been limited to carryout and delivery will be permitted to reopen for indoor or outdoor seating. These establishments will follow the same public health measures that restaurants have been implementing for the past several weeks.

The proclamation also provides additional regulatory relief to those affected by this disaster and continues to strongly encourages all vulnerable Iowans, including those with preexisting medical conditions and those older than 65, in all counties of the state to continue to limit their activities outside of their home, including their visits to businesses and other establishments and their participation in gatherings of any size and any purpose

Read the entire Press Release

 

May 13, 2020

Introducing the Reopening Your Business Toolkit

The Reopening Your Business Toolkit is a great resource to help reopen your business in the post-COVID-19 ear.  This 48 page free of charge toolkit includes guidance, signage, and customer relations information to help you safely and successfully reopen your business.

 

We know you are ready and anxious to reopen your doors.  The Greater Burlington Partnership wants to help you be prepared for business operations in this COVID-19 era.  This new toolkit will help you navigate the new normal and ensure the safety of our region, providing guidance to safely serve your customers and accommodate your employees.

 

Included in the Toolkit:

  • How to clean and disinfect according to the CDC
  • Guidance on talking to your employees as they return to work
  • Checklist to reopening your business & daily cleaning checklist
  • Signage for your business
  • More

Download the Reopening Your Business Toolkit

The Reopening Toolkit is a benefit of your Chamber of Commerce membership or as a stakeholder in Downtown Partners, Inc.

 

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation permits salons, barbershops, and massage and tattoo establishments to reopen throughout Iowa in a limited fashion with appropriate public health measures in place. It also permits restaurants (but not bars), fitness centers, libraries, and race tracks to reopen in the 22 counties where they have remained closed. These changes are effective at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, May 15.

The proclamation continues the other ongoing closures and public health measures, including the prohibition on social, community, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people, until 11:59 p.m. on May 27, 2020. 

It also strongly encourages all vulnerable Iowans, including those with preexisting medical conditions and those older than 65, in all counties of the state to continue to limit their activities outside of their home, including their visits to businesses and other establishments and their participation in gatherings of any size and any purpose

Read the entire Press Release

 

May 12, 2020

Reopening Your Business Webinar with Local Expert Panel

The situation involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has put a strain on businesses throughout the world. In response, state and federal resources are being introduced weekly to help businesses stem the effects. While resources are available, businesses are left to wade through the information and assess for themselves.

With information and resources changing at a rapid pace, the Greater Burlington Partnership is collaborating with experts to help our Chamber of Commerce members and stakeholders decipher the information and help you decide which resources are best for your business.

In this webinar, our panel of speakers discussed how you can re-open your business successfully and safely. As you watch you will hear from two business owners who have gone through the process in Lee County as well as local experts on emergency management and public health.

Panel Featuring: Chase Gibb, Owner, The Buffalo Tavern, Coal Haus 337, Buffalo 61 Bob Huffman, Huffman Farm & Home Gina Hardin, Coordinator, Des Moines County Emergency Management Christa Poggemiller, Director, Des Moines County Public Health Tammy Shipman, Great River Health Liaison to Public Health

 

May 7, 2020

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. 

The proclamation permits dental services to resume in compliance with guidelines adopted by the Iowa Dental Board, permits some additional businesses and establishments to reopen throughout Iowa in a limited fashion with appropriate public health measures in place, and provides additional regulatory relief to assist Iowans affected by this disaster.

Read the entire Proclamation

 

May 4, 2020

HOME Program CARES Act Eviction Moratorium FAQs Now Available

On March 27, 2020, the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136) into law. Section 4024 of that legislation imposes a temporary moratorium on evictions. This moratorium went into effect immediately upon the enactment of the CARES Act on March 27, 2020 for 120 days.

HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) has issued several frequently asked questions (FAQs) to provide guidance on Section 4024 of the CARES Act which imposes a temporary moratorium on evictions. The temporary eviction moratorium applies to covered dwelling units assisted by the HOME Program.

Read the entire FAQs

 

 

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Financial Resources

Loans & Grants

Paycheck Protection Program

  • The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

Apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

  • The SBA is now making loans available statewide to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

Apply for U.S. Chamber Foundation Save Small Business Fund

  • Funded by corporate and philanthropic partners, the Save Small Business Fund is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce can.

Apply for Professional Beauty Association COVID-19 Relief Fun

  • The PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19.

 

Loans & Grants Guides & Information

Understanding Small Business Loans Available Through the CARES Act at a Glance

 

America's Small Business Development Center Iowa: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) compared to Economic Injury Disaster Laon (EIDL)

SBA: Paycheck Protection Program Loans - Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, intends to provide timely additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established by section 1102 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act). This document will be updated on a regular basis.

Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans

  • Determine who is eligible, what are the loan parameters, how you can access an emergency $10,000 grant, and how you apply.

Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit

  • Determine who is eligible, how much is the tax credit, which employees count toward eligibility, and how the credit is paid.

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide & Checklist

  • Guide to determine if you are eligible, what lenders will be looking for, how much you can borrow, and if the loan will be forgiven.

The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

  • Easy to follow guide with Frequently Asked Questions and answers.

National Council of Nonprofits: Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act

  • Chart compiled of loans available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act.

 

What is an Essential Business & How to Get Designated an Essential Business

The ISU Ciras guide provides information related to understanding what the federal and most state governments consider to be an essential business.

Steps to self-determinate as an essential business:

  • Review the CISA Critical Infrastructure Industries list versus your industry and specific business scope. Check both the industries listed and types of services or products under that industry to see if your business qualifies as an essential or critical business.
  • If your business is not included in this list but you are a supplier to a company that is included, you may still be considered an essential business by the state.
  • There may or may not be a formal method to appeal the industries, products, or services included per state.
  • Be aware that each state may use a slightly different method or list to determine their essential businesses.

Read the entire Iowa State University Ciras Guide on "What is an Essential Business?"

Download Essential Industry Letter Template

 

HR Resources

Iowa Workforce Development Report Job Refusals or Return to Work Refusals

Iowa Workforce Development has created a form for employers to report unemployed claimants in Iowa who have refused legitimate job offers or refused to return to work. Completing this form will result in further investigation of the reported issue by Iowa Workforce Development.

Iowa Workforce Development Form Link

 

Iowa Department of Public Health Frequently Asked Questions

Includes answers to these questions and more.

  • We have employees scheduled to travel internationally. Should they go?
  • What if an employee recently returned from international travel?
  • What is the risk of the COVID-19 to Iowans? Are certain groups of people more likely to be infected with COVID-19 than others?
  • What can employers do to reduce the risk of the spread of respiratory illness within the workplace?
  • Who should I call if I have questions?

Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave & Expanded Family & Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster

  • Made Possible by IowaWORKS.  Download your copy or call IowaWORKS at 319-753-1671 to get a physical copy.

ACA Special Enrollment Periods & Other Health Care Coverage Options

  • Press Release from Iowa Insurance Commissioner regarding Iowans who have experienced a change in employment status due to COVID-19.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Paid Leave Programs Employer Guide

  • Employer Guide to the new temporary paid sick leave and paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) programs that are 100% reimbursable by the federal government created by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The effective date of both programs is April 1 and they expire on December 31, 2020.

 

 

 

Webinars

             

Greater Burlington Partnership - Understanding COVID-19 Business Resources with Local Experts Webinar

Local experts help decipher information & resources availabl e to Greater Burlington Area businesses.

Business Information & Resources Update with Jeremy Hess

Jeremy Hess, Executive Director of Economic Development wants to share a message of hope along with information & resources that have come out to help businesses get through this tough time.

Employer - Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19

A webinar specifically for employers. Here's what you need to know in order to navigate unemployment insurance benefits during COVID-19

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How Self-Employed Can File For Unemployment Insurance Benefits

The video tutorial shows how self-employed individuals can apply for unemployment insurance benefits under the CARES Act (COVID-19) through Iowa Workforce Development.

Human Resources: Navigating Unemployment in the CARES Act

Local experts will discuss ways to navigate unemployment in the recently passed CARES Act. Panelists will discuss a variety of scenarios your business may encounter as well as resources and tips to help your business and employees.

Greater Burlington Partnership Hosted Webinar Featuring Congressman Dave Loebsack, Senator Chuck Grassley, and Senator Joni Ernst

The Greater Burlington Partnership hosted a webinar with Congressman Dave Loebsack, Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Joni Ernst and our local legislators to give their insight on and discuss COVID-19 on both the State and Federal levels. The legislators spoke on topics ranging from when things will get back to normal, Small Business Administration loans, future legislation helping businesses and workers, additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program and more. In addition, Della Schmidt, President and CEO of the Greater Burlington Partnership passed on concerns of local businesses to the legislators. 

Marketing for Small Business During the COVID 19 Pandemic

Presented by Susan Watson

Understanding Business Resources with Deb Durham

Debi Durham gave her insights at the state level, reviewed business resources, and answered questions as it relates to COVID-19.

Community Update with Matt Wenzel, President and CEO, Great River Health Webinar

Matt Wenzel, President and CEO, Great River Health, gave a community update as it regards to Great River Health and COVID-19.

Marketing for Small Business During the COVID 19 Pandemic

Even though it’s not “business as usual” and many small businesses are currently closed; businesses can still have positive connections with their customers and ensure they remain their customers on the other side of this pandemic.   The more customer engagement businesses have now, the better off their business will be post recovery.  How can businesses communicate with their customers right now?  What should they say? How can this be done in a positive way?

   

Re-Opening Your Business Webinar

Our panel of speakers discussed how you can re-open your business successfully and safely. As you watch you will hear from two business owners who have gone through the process in Lee County as well as local experts on emergency management and public health.

   

 

Not sure how to begin planning for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) or how to deal with the fallout? The following resources are available to businesses.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Resources

Iowa Workforce Development Press Release: Governor Reynolds Announces Assistance For Employees and Employers Affected By COVID-19 Related Layoffs

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

CDC: Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Internal Revenue Service

Iowa Workforce Development - Open to customers with an appointment, or to accept identity verification from customers applying for benefits. Email uiclaimshelp@iwd.iowa.gov, or  call 866-239-0843.  

OSHA - COVID-19 Website

Safeguard Iowa Partnership - Business Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

SBA: Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan & Respond to COVID-19

SBA: Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Virtual Meeting Options 

How To Prevent Zoom Bombing in your Webinars

Flyer for UI Guidance

 

 

 

 

Workers - COVID-19 and Unemployment Insurance Questions

  • Q&A from Iowa Workforce Development on Unemployment Insurance.

CARES Act: Unemployment Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

  • Frequently Asked Questions regarding unemployment insurance and how the CARES Act affects unemployment insurance.

File for Unemployment Insurance Benefits

  • File a claim for Unemployment Insurance Benefits online through Iowa Workforce Development.

Working at Home: Virtual Office & Meeting Apps 

  • Available options for at-home workers to keep in touch.

COVID-19 Legal Information Hotline - 1-800-332-0419

  • Legal hotline created in partnership between Iowa Legal Ad, The Iowa State Bar Association, and Polk County Volunteer Lawyers Project to help Iowans with legal issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinars

How To File For Unemployment Insurance Online

Video tutorial on how to file for unemployment insurance online through Iowa Workforce Development.

How To File A Weekly Claim: CARES Act Updates

Video is a step-by-step guide for filing a weekly unemployment insurance claim from Iowa Workforce Development.

How Self-Employed Can File For Unemployment Insurance Benefits

The video tutorial shows how self-employed individuals can apply for unemployment insurance benefits under the CARES Act (COVID-19) through Iowa Workforce Development.

 

 

Greater Burlington Delivers

  • Chamber of Commerce Member Restaurants that are open for business and offer Delivery, Curbside Pick-Up or Carry Out.

Support Greater Burlington

  • Ways you can support local small businesses in Greater Burlington.

Eat Downtown Burlington

  • Downtown Burlington restaurants open for business and offer Delivery, Curbside Pick-Up or Carry Out.

Shop Downtown Burlington

  • Ways to support and shop your favorite downtown from home.

How you can help

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Great River Health - COVID 19 Local Information: Stay up-to-date on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information with Great River Health.

Center for Disease Control: CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Information Page

CDC Full Details on How to Protect Yourself & Others

Take these steps to help protect yourself and stem the spread of the virus

  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid close contact
  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect
  • Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

Health & Resource Information

Center for Disease Control

Des Moines County Public Health Department

Great River Health

Iowa Department of Human Resources

Mental Health & Crisis

Small Business Administration

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Congress

U.S. Travel Association

Assistance

Federal Family and Medical Leave Act

Iowa Legal Aid - Information on legal issues due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mortgage, Rent, & Utility Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

City & State Information

Office of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

City of Burlington - Burlington City Hall Closed to the Public

City of West Burlington - Limited Access to West Burlington City Hall Lobb

Burlington Community School District - Information for families including meals, Chromebook pickup, virtual learning and more

Local Cancellations via The New Mix 107.3 KGRS

 

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